Lucy Hale struggled with her changing body while filming Pretty Little Liars

Lucy Hale struggled with reactions to her changing body while playing a high school student on the hit show Pretty Little Liars.The 30-year-old is best known for playing Aria Montgomery on the U.S. teen drama series from 2010 to 2017, during which time…

Lucy Hale struggled with reactions to her changing body while playing a high school student on the hit show Pretty Little Liars.

The 30-year-old is best known for playing Aria Montgomery on the U.S. teen drama series from 2010 to 2017, during which time her body changed, and Lucy has confessed that she struggled with the negative reaction on social media to her slight weight gain.

“Looking back on it now, it’s like, Oh, that was really tough. You did feel like you had to uphold some sort of image,” Lucy explained to U.S. Cosmopolitan magazine. “I’ve always been very petite, but over the course of eight years, my body changed. I gained a little bit of weight, and seeing how people reacted to that really messed with my head.”

And as the show became more popular, her low confidence took a further hit when she began getting breakouts.

“I started getting all these stress-related, hormone-related breakouts. They had this specialty light for me,” she recalled.

Now, Lucy shared her regret at the time she’s spent worrying over her looks, especially as it was out of her control.

“I look back and I think of all the minutes and hours I’ve wasted upset over how I looked or something that was out of my control,” she shared. “I wish I could get that time back, although it has led me to where I’m at now.”

The Katy Keene star celebrated the return of her confidence when she hit 30 by chopping her brunette hair into a chic shoulder-length bob.

“It feels nice to just not give a f**k about certain things,” she said of her decision. “It was the most liberating thing I’ve ever done.”

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Lucy Hale undergoing tattoo removal treatment

Lucy Hale is undergoing laser surgery to remove six of her old tattoos.The 30-year-old has been adding to her collection of body art consistently over the years and has a bunch of around 14 small and delicate tattoos on her body, mostly in places that …

Lucy Hale is undergoing laser surgery to remove six of her old tattoos.

The 30-year-old has been adding to her collection of body art consistently over the years and has a bunch of around 14 small and delicate tattoos on her body, mostly in places that can be hidden by clothing.

However, in a cover interview for U.S. Cosmopolitan magazine, Lucy revealed she was in the process of having six tattoos removed, including ones that depict an elephant, a light bulb, and a Bible verse.

“I got it done out of the country and it was not done well,” the Pretty Little Liars star said of the elephant design, before adding that she was “over” the light bulb.

Regarding the Bible verse on her rib cage, she noted, “I’m not religious by any means at all anymore”, and explained how the “thick” font isn’t in keeping with the single needle art she has on the rest of her body.

However, there are several pieces of body art that Lucy has decided to keep, including “I love you” written in her grandmother’s handwriting on her arm, an evil eye, and a quote from the Instagram poet Atticus which reads, “Love her but leave her wild.”

In an interview with Refinery29 last July, the brunette beauty explained that she was removing some tattoos due to their outdated style.

“It’s not that I don’t like them, it’s just the style of them is so different now,” she shared. “I got them when I was like 17. Things are different, times have changed. I love a lot of mine, it’s just like (I) look back on some, and I’m like, ‘What was I thinking?”

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Oscar de la Renta explores Latin American roots for spring 2020 collection

Oscar de la Renta has tapped into its Latin American roots for spring/summer 2020.The luxury fashion house, which is helmed by co-creative directors Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim, unveiled their latest collection at the Cunard Building as part of New Y…

Oscar de la Renta has tapped into its Latin American roots for spring/summer 2020.

The luxury fashion house, which is helmed by co-creative directors Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim, unveiled their latest collection at the Cunard Building as part of New York Fashion Week on Tuesday night, with celebrities including Lucy Hale, Karolina Kurkova, and Priyanka Chopra all perched on the front row.

In the show notes, the designers explained that they were inspired by late brand founder de la Renta’s Dominican heritage, as well as Garcia’s childhood, as he grew up in the same nation, as well as in northern Spain.

With a backdrop featuring colourful arched walls, potted palm trees, and baskets filled with fruit, the presentation opened with a model walking the white runway in a draped pink and peach dress matched with a pale pink blazer, with the ensemble topped off with strappy white stilettos.

A series of dresses made of floaty fabrics in yellow and floral print followed, with Garcia and Kim also introducing knitted tops and pleated skirts, kaftan-style dresses, striped asymmetrical gowns with frayed edging, as well as strapless gowns with woven patterning.

Featuring a palette of sunset hues, including lemon yellows, orange, and blush pink, the line was interspersed with touches of sky blue, olive green, and coral.

The show wrapped up with a parade of models showing off glamorous evening gowns made of taffeta or tiered tulle, with Candice Swanepoel rocking a strapless nude number with a corset-like bodice, and Irina Shayk closing the spectacle in a gorgeous black gown with halterneck and high-low skirt.

New York Fashion Week continues on Wednesday with shows from Michael Kors and Dennis Basso.

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Taylor Swift rocks rainbow Versace outfit at Teen Choice Awards

Taylor Swift rocked an eye-catching rainbow Versace outfit as she was honoured at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday.The 29-year-old wore a colourful top, shorts and matching blazer in the Italian fashion house’s vibrant hibiscus print, along with Kat Ma…

Taylor Swift rocked an eye-catching rainbow Versace outfit as she was honoured at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday.

The 29-year-old wore a colourful top, shorts and matching blazer in the Italian fashion house’s vibrant hibiscus print, along with Kat Maconie lace-up neon orange sandals, to the outdoor ceremony in Hermosa Beach in California.

Taylor accessorised with Misahara hoop earrings and rings by Irene Neuwirth, VRAM, and Emily P Wheeler.

The You Need to Calm Down hitmaker gave an empowering speech as she accepted the show’s first-ever Icon Award, telling her fans it’s “normal to make mistakes” as she clutched onto her custom surfboard award, which was emblazoned with pictures of her three cats, Meredith, Olivia, and Benjamin.

“If you’re out there and you’re being really hard on yourself right now for something that’s happened, or messing up or feeling embarrassed, it’s normal. That’s what going to happen to you in life. No one gets through unscathed. We’re all going to have a few scratches on us,” she said.

Zendaya, who scooped the Choice Summer Movie Actress prize for her role as MJ in Spider-Man: Far From Home, opted for a casual look on the blue carpet, and wore a yellow checked shirt and pastel green shorts by Jacquemus as well as white Le Silla heels.

Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale, who co-hosted the show, rocked a red leopard print minidress, Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland wore a cute pink scallop two-piece by Teresa Helbig with Loriblu shoes, and singer Halle Bailey, who is to portray Ariel in Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, stunned in a chic Jonathan Simkhai cutout bodysuit with Zimmermann pants.

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Lucas Till and Lucy Hale cast in civil rights drama Son of the South

Lucas Till and Lucy Hale have bagged lead roles in Spike Lee executive-produced drama Son of the South.The 28-year-old X-Men: Apocalypse actor will star as Bob Zellner in the movie, based on Zellner’s 2008 autobiography The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: …

Lucas Till and Lucy Hale have bagged lead roles in Spike Lee executive-produced drama Son of the South.

The 28-year-old X-Men: Apocalypse actor will star as Bob Zellner in the movie, based on Zellner’s 2008 autobiography The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement, according to Variety.

The movie will tell the story of how Zellner, an Alabama native and grandson of a member of secret society Ku Klux Klan, joined ranks with African-American students fighting for their civil rights in 60s segregated America.

Former Pretty Little Liars star Hale will appear alongside Till as Carol Ann, Zellner’s college girlfriend, in the movie which is currently shooting in Montgomery, Alabama.

Lee, who won the 2019 Academy Award for the BlacKkKlansman adapted screenplay, is executive producing with his longtime editor, Barry Alexander Brown, who received an editing nomination for the 2018 movie – directing from his own screenplay which he wrote almost decade ago.

Brown first crossed paths with Zellner in 1968 when, as a student at Montgomery’s Lanier High School, he contacted Zellner, by then a well-known figure in the civil rights movement, about his high school not being allowed to lower their flag to half-mast following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King.

“He had so many stories, and every one of the stories was jaw-dropping, so I knew there was a movie there,” Brown told website Yellowhammernews.com. “I just didn’t know what the movie was. Then it hit me to do it about his transition about being somebody about to graduate from Huntingdon College – sort of a good ol’ boy – and in a matter of a few months, he was in the centre of the civil rights movement.”

Cast members include Lex Scott Davis, Julia Ormond as Virginia Durr, Cedric the Entertainer as Reverend Ralph Abernathy and Sharonne Lanier as Rosa Parks. While Brian Dennehy stars as Zellner’s Ku Klux Klan member grandfather and Chaka Forman will portray the role of his activist father Jim Forman.

Producers on the project are Colin Bates, Eve Pomerance, Bill Black, Stan Erdreich, and River Bend Pictures.

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Charlotte McKinney fronts new Guess swimwear line she co-designed

Charlotte McKinney has been tapped as the face of Guess’ spring/summer 2019 swimwear line.The model/actress was first selected to appear in a Guess campaign back in 2014, when she was discovered by bosses at the American clothing brand on social media….

Charlotte McKinney has been tapped as the face of Guess’ spring/summer 2019 swimwear line.

The model/actress was first selected to appear in a Guess campaign back in 2014, when she was discovered by bosses at the American clothing brand on social media.

Charlotte has since gone on to front clothing and lingerie imagery for Guess and is now wowing in the newly unveiled swimwear capsule entitled Icon, which she helped to create.

“It’s been such an honour to create, design and shoot for the iconic brand that we know as Guess. I owe a lot of my career success to Guess, it was my first big modelling job and a truly unforgettable experience,” she said. “It’s such a beautiful feeling to be part of the Guess family, to have shot several campaigns over the years, and now to create my own capsule collection is a dream come true.”

The swimwear line is comprised of 12 different “highly feminine” designs, with the pieces featuring leopard, gingham, and polka dot prints, as well as graphic stripes.

Based around a red, black and white colour palette, the beachwear is available in a range of cuts, including ’80s-inspired one-piece swimsuits, halter bikini tops and string briefs.

For the campaign, Charlotte was photographed by Derek Kettela on the sunny beaches of California, with controversial art director and Guess co-founder Paul Marciano, who has been accused of sexual harassment by former Guess girl Kate Upton, thrilled with the end result.

“Watching Charlotte’s international stardom rapidly grow since her first campaign with appearances in music videos, movies and on TV, has been an enjoyable journey to follow. Since discovering Charlotte and welcoming her into the Guess family, she has been featured in several swimwear and lingerie campaigns with Guess. We are thrilled to welcome her back for another campaign with Guess and launch her first swimwear capsule,” he said.

The Icon capsule collection will be available to purchase from the beginning of March (19).

In addition to her gig with Guess, Charlotte also has a string of Hollywood projects lined-up, including a part in upcoming supernatural horror film Fantasy Island alongside Michael Pena and Lucy Hale.

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Lucy Hale keen to star in a musical

Lucy Hale has set her sights on appearing in a musical one day.The actress has risen to fame since starring as Aria Montgomery on TV series Pretty Little Liars, and in addition to her Hollywood career, has ventured into the music world, having released…

Lucy Hale has set her sights on appearing in a musical one day.

The actress has risen to fame since starring as Aria Montgomery on TV series Pretty Little Liars, and in addition to her Hollywood career, has ventured into the music world, having released her debut album Road Between in 2014.

Now, Lucy has shared that she would love to explore her two passions by a starring in a musical, and even auditioned for Fox’s upcoming TV production of Rent.

“I’ve auditioned for a couple of them, and I’ve gotten close, and then things just didn’t work out,” she told Parade.com. “So, yes, I would definitely love to do that. I think at some point, it’ll work out in some way, shape, or form, but I love music, and I think that if I can find a way to utilise it through acting, I think that that more works for where I’m at in life right now.”

While Lucy’s musical dreams are yet to come to fruition, she does have several projects lined-up, as she recently filmed Netflix comedy-drama Dude and is in the pre-production phases of Fantasy Island, a remake of the popular ‘70s TV show. Though she is perhaps most excited about her upcoming rom-com A Nice Girl Like You.

“I just finished filming that a couple weeks ago. I’ve never really done a lot of comedy, so that was new for me, but it was a really good time, a really cute story that follows this girl who is kind of lost, and goes through all these funny situations to figure out the person that she wants to be. It’s a coming-of-age comedy, I guess you could call it,” the 29-year-old mused.

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Lucy Hale joins Fantasy Island cast

Actress Lucy Hale has joined the cast of the new Fantasy Island film. The Pretty Little Liars star has signed on for the project, which will be based on late TV mogul Aaron Spelling’s series about an island where the dreams of visitors come true. Hale…

Actress Lucy Hale has joined the cast of the new Fantasy Island film.

The Pretty Little Liars star has signed on for the project, which will be based on late TV mogul Aaron Spelling’s series about an island where the dreams of visitors come true. Hale will star alongside CHiPs star Michael Pena, who has been cast as Mr. Roarke, the role originated on television by the late Ricardo Montalban.

Hale will reunite with Truth or Dare filmmaker Jeff Wadlow, who is directing the film. He is also co-writing the movie with his Truth or Dare co-writers Chris Roach and Jillian Jacobs, and will serve as an executive producer.

The show, which was pitched and produced by Spelling and created by Gene Levitt, was a huge hit when it ran on television for seven seasons from 1977 to 1984. The original series was beloved mostly for its cheesy elements, including the infamous “Ze plane! Ze plane!” lines uttered ny star Herve Villechaize at the beginning of every episode.

A film centering on Fantasy Island star Villechaize’s final days was recently released on HBO, with Peter Dinklage portraying the actor who starred as Tattoo in the series. Jamie Dornan stars alongside Dinklage in My Dinner with Herve and plays the real-life journalist who conducted Villechaize’s final interview before he committed suicide at the age of 50 in 1993.

Villechaize achieved worldwide recognition for various roles, including his portrayal of evil henchman Nick Nack in the 1974 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun.

The Game of Thrones star also produced the movie, which was released last month (Oct18).

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Lili Reinhart sparkled in pink sequins at 2018 Teen Choice Awards

Lili Reinhart wowed in a pink sequin dress at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards on Sunday night (12Aug18).The Riverdale star stepped out at the celebration held at The Forum in California, where she picked up the prize for Choice Drama TV Actress, while her …

Lili Reinhart wowed in a pink sequin dress at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards on Sunday night (12Aug18).

The Riverdale star stepped out at the celebration held at The Forum in California, where she picked up the prize for Choice Drama TV Actress, while her show won a number of other awards including Choice Drama TV Show.

Lili walked the red carpet separately from her co-star and boyfriend Cole Sprouse, who won Choice Drama TV Actor, and certainly made a style statement in a number from Monique Lhuillier. The 21-year-old matched her ensemble with pink satin Olgana Paris shoes and jewellery from EF Collection.

“Moody sultry Elle Woods meets Vogue,” she captioned a snap of the look on her Instagram page, referring to Reese Witherspoon’s character in 2001 movie Legally Blonde.

Among the other Riverdale castmembers to dress up for the night included Madelaine Petsch, who sported a Giambattista Valli top and trousers featuring a floral print, while Camila Mendes looked stunning in a blush pink Fendi dress with strappy Sophia Webster heels.

In addition, 13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford dazzled in a black lace Alberta Ferretti dress and Sergio Rossi shoes, Nina Dobrev rocked a lemon yellow minidress and Anna Kendrick opted for a pink and silver minidress as well as silver Giuseppe Zanotti high heels.

Meanwhile, Lucy Hale went all out in a striking Mary Katrantzou dress with plunging neckline which she complemented with Jimmy Choo pumps, Kat Kim bling and an Edie Parker clutch. To top off her eye-catching look, the Pretty Little Liars actress had her make-up artist Kelsey Deenihan give her a slick of green shadow on her lids.

“Poison ivy… we WENT for it tonight,” she wrote alongside a snap of her beauty look on her social media pages.

Other celebrities at the bash included Joey King, Chloe Grace Moretz, Bebe Rexha, Storm Reid and Meghan Trainor.

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Lucy Hale advocates importance of self-care

Lucy Hale has urged everybody to make time for self-care.The Pretty Little Liars star, who is also a spokeswoman for Degree deodorants, is adamant that while it’s important to work out and eat healthily, mental wellbeing should never be neglected. As a…

Lucy Hale has urged everybody to make time for self-care.

The Pretty Little Liars star, who is also a spokeswoman for Degree deodorants, is adamant that while it’s important to work out and eat healthily, mental wellbeing should never be neglected.

As a result, she is encouraging us all to make room for plenty of ‘me-time’ in our lives.

“My mom has always taught me to be the best version of myself, so she instilled that in me. But you also learn new things about yourself as you get older,” the actress explained in an interview with StyleCaster. “That just comes with age and experience. At 29 years old, I’ve figured out what works for me and what doesn’t. For me, my lifestyle is so on the go and it’s constantly changing, so for me, it’s about the tiny moments during the day that I sort of have to pause and breathe.”

Lucy cites eating good food and meditation as a couple of things that are guaranteed to shift her towards a better head space, and also recommends exercise as a way of letting go of tension.

“I genuinely enjoy it,” she smiled. “Not just because of the physical aspects, but it’s my therapy in a way, so I never skip out on it. I typically work out in the morning, and when I have a day off, that’s definitely on top of my list.”

And when it comes to beauty, the Truth or Dare star likes to indulge in luxury skin care.

“I definitely splurge on facials and massages,” she admitted. “I have a facialist; her name is Molly Lucio. I see her almost every week just to maintain. I kind of let her do her own thing, from lasers to peels and LED light to muscle tightening. When I’m just chillin’ at home, I am a huge face mask lover. I’ll pop on a couple and watch TV. That’s my dream day.”

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